Work to begin on structurally deficient Greenville bridge

Work is expected to begin on June 27

Road Construction Generic

GREENVILLE, Pa. (WKBN) – Replacement of the 95-year-old, structurally deficient bridge on North Race Street over the Little Shenango River in Greenville is scheduled to begin this month.

The 125-foot-long, concrete arch bridge is located on North Race Street, north of the intersection with Main Street and south of the intersection with Allen Avenue.

The bridge was built in 1921 and is classed as structurally deficient, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, which estimates about 1,450 vehicles a day use the bridge.

The project will involve replacing the existing structure with a new two-span adjacent box beam bridge, along with paved roadway approaches, new concrete bridge approach slabs and updated drainage, guiderails, signs and pavement markings.

Work is expected to begin on June 27. The road is scheduled to be open to traffic on December 15, although some final paving and revegetation work will be completed in the spring of 2017.

The cost of the project is more than $2.3 million, with 80 percent paid with federal funds, 15 percent paid from state funds and 5 percent through local funds.

The recommended detour uses Main Street and College and Alan avenues and will be posted.

Drivers can check for updates and other road work projects at  www.511PA.com.

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